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Smart Alec's Intelligent Food - CLOSED

2355 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1615
+1 510-704-4000
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good42%
  • Average25%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
5 Oct 2016
“Best salad ever”
27 Jul 2016
“Good food fast ”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Soups, Fast food, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
2355 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1615
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This place is priced so wonderfully and they offer healthy food that tastes fabulous. I had the garden delight salad with sesame dressing which ruled. Best salad I've ever had. So many textures and flavors and so fresh tasting. The cornbread was moist and a...More

Thank Deborah L
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Had a large salad, was absolutely excellent, very tasty and delivered fast. Would definetly return here

Thank Maomi N
Reviewed 29 February 2016

I have dined here twice, and the first time do not remember what I had, though I do remember that it was bland and that I was unimpressed. This time I had a Caesar salad and my wife had a sesame chicken salad, and both...More

Thank AnnArborMiBob
Reviewed 4 November 2015

The garlic fries were all right, and the place itself is nice. Lots of seating, food is cooked fast, and staff are great. The burger was good too once I got rid of the bun. Eating it like a normal burger, it tastes like more...More

Thank Jason K
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

I love to come here for a quick lunch! The burgers are great and the salads as well. Make sure to always get a cornbread, it's awesome. Of the many options to eat in this area, Alec's is one of my favourites! Don't excpect anything...More

Thank fabian_zurich
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Smart Alec's serves some pretty decent fast food. Their vegetarian options are not bad, and the service is typically friendly. The lines can get a bit long during major meal hours, especially given its close location to the UC Berkeley campus, but they have never...More

Thank theprincessandqueen
Reviewed 2 March 2015

I have been here on more than one occasion while vacationing in the area, and they never disappoint. I love their vegan chili cheese fries, seriously the best chili cheese fries I've ever had, vegan or not. Their chicken sandwiches are always delicious. I make...More

Thank Kayla S
Reviewed 29 November 2014 via mobile

Their salads are always very fresh and come with AMAZING corn bread. Seriously, I'm not a fan of corn bread, but can eat this one forever. Also, their chef's salad is HUGE! It would be good for 2-3 people to share. I wish it was...More

Thank Margarita F
Reviewed 11 November 2014

My fiancee and I are both vegetarians. While we were walking around Berkeley, we decided to stop at Smart Alec's because of their vegetarian menu. After we ordered our food, we had to find a clean table to sit at because most of the tables...More

Thank Trina F
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

No quite sure how to categories this place - definitely a veggie bias with vegan option but they ask have meat and fish. Not necessarily fast as most stuff seems to be prepared fast so take a short while (no instant gratification!). Ambience is definitely...More

Thank Paul C
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$10
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2355 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1615
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-704-4000
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